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Legal Writing – Top 5 Tips: Hosted by Paralegal Association of Wisconsin

  • Wednesday, March 09, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
  • ZOOM
The following CLE is offered as part of the cooperative effort between the Region II Associations.

Legal Writing – Top 5 Tips

Crystal Abbey, Esq.

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Hosted by Paralegal Association of Wisconsin

with full cooperation from RMPA

DATE: March 9, 2022
TIME: 12:00 p.m. Central/ 11:00 a.m. Mountain. 


COST: Region II members pay only $10 by registering using the code NFPAII  


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Attorney Abbey will lead us through how to use plain English writing to provide clarity and concision in our legal writings.  She will demonstrate the advantages of omitting surplus words and using legalism. She will also stress that the key to effective communication is to organize and structure your writing while not distracting the reader with misplaced punctuation or incorrect grammar. 

Crystal Abbey is an associate in the Corporate and Real Estate Practice Groups. Crystal’s practice in the corporate area focuses on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracting, and general corporate matters. She regularly advises clients on asset purchases and stock purchases, representing businesses in a variety of industries. Additionally, Crystal provides guidance regarding other corporate law matters, including complex commercial contracts, corporate governance, and other business-related topics.
Crystal’s real estate practice addresses the purchase, sale, and leasing of office, retail, and industrial properties. Crystal has advised clients on and drafted and negotiated commercial leases, offers to purchase, and purchase and sale agreements.
Crystal is also an active pro bono lawyer and frequently volunteers at the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic and serves as a mentor for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Hon. Charles N. Clevert Jr. Mentoring Program.
While in law school, Crystal co-taught legal writing to first-year law students as a Dean’s Fellow and served as Administrative Editor for the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. She also interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Vermont. Following law school, Crystal clerked for the Honorable Michael E. Keasler at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Before joining Godfrey & Kahn, Crystal was a litigator at a Fox Valley law firm.

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